Waking Up With Truman Burbank: Leadership Alongside Spiritual Refugees

By |2020-09-24T13:37:10-04:00September 25th, 2020|Leadership, movies, Theological reflection|

This blog post first appeared in the Book, Open and Relational Leadership: Leading with Love, and on the Centre for Open and Relational Theology. Re-published with permission. “We accept the reality of the world with which we are presented.” – Christof, The Truman Show When I was a child, I spoke like

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My Radical Little Church

By |2018-08-16T18:25:49-04:00May 28th, 2018|Bible, Blog, Church, In the Company of Women Conference, Leadership, Stories, Theological reflection, Women|

I’ve been ruminating on this post for a while now, and I’m still not sure I’m quite ready to express all that my heart is feeling.  But soon other things will be upon us, as happens in normal church life, and I realize that before long the radical thing that just happened in my little church will be so normal

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New Leaf Network Reflections

By |2018-08-24T17:04:45-04:00March 12th, 2018|About New Leaf, Blog, Canadian Culture, Church, Church Planting, Leadership, Theological reflection|

New Leaf Network Reflections One of my favourite things about New Leaf, in it’s start-up phase, is how much and how fast things change. When we gathered our tiny little group together on December 8th, 2015, to start New Leaf (on January 1st, 2016) we had no road map of how to get here from

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The 3% – A new measure of success

By |2017-08-04T17:37:44-04:00August 4th, 2017|Blog, Church Planting, Leadership|

Planning for your future becomes more important the closer you are to retirement. If you’re 20 and come into a windfall of cash, it’s unlikely all of that money is going into the TFSA. We tend to struggle with picturing ourselves in the distant future. Churches tend to lack vision that extends beyond 3-5 years. Lead pastors are kind of like politicians, they have direction enough for their term, and little beyond. What we rarely see is vision casting that extends into generations. We struggle as a whole to plan for the future.

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The New ABCs of Church Measurement is Just B

By |2017-07-17T14:45:02-04:00July 14th, 2017|Blog, Leadership|

When was the last time a church coach or lead pastor was fired for not hitting a discipleship quota? Never. What we measure describes what we deem the most important in the community. By this metric

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